Monthly Archives: February 2013


Fly Tying: The Maholo Nymph

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When I started doing research for flies for Pyramid Lake, the Maholo Nymph kept popping up on every Pyramid Lake fly list that I read. After some more research I found some pictures of what the Maholo Nymph was supposed to look like and made a stab at trying to recreate it with the materials […]

Fly Fishing Arizona: A winter afternoon

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I had a great morning at the Payson Fly Caster meeting swapping fishing stories and talking about small streams. The guys and gals in that club are involved in a number of different conservation projects here in Arizona, and I was honored to be invited up to their club for the day. After the meeting […]

Rambling Review: Motorola Talkabout 2-Way Radios

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Rambling Review – Motorola Talkabout 2-Way Radios (Model # MT352PR) Why: Communication in the field is absolutely essential. I spend a good portion of October through February, chasing Gambel’s quail through the rugged Sonoran desert and when hunting with a buddy, it is critical to stay in contact with each other for safety and success on […]

Winter Fly Tying

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Like many fly fishermen, I spend a good portion of the winter nights tying flies. My humble Dyna-King Kingfisher vise sees many different hooks as I try to get ahead on filling orders and restocking my own boxes. This winter has been no exception and although a bulk of my time is spent grinding out […]

Rambling Review: The Q5 Bird Hunting Vest

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Rambling Review – The Q5 Bird Hunting Vest Why: The brutal landscape and sweltering heat of the southwest can make Arizona quail hunting a rugged experience. Having the proper equipment is critical. Dan Priest is an Arizona quail hunter with more than 50 years of experience in the desert chasing birds. He has put his […]

Arizona Quail Hunting: End of the Season

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  Well, the shotgun has been broken down and given a thorough cleaning and the vests have been defeathered and stowed in the closet. The Arizona quail hunting season has come to an end, and as usual, it is a little bitter sweet. It will be sad to not head out into the desert to […]

Wall of Fame: Sri Lanka

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My cousin took a ridiculously cool trip to Southeast Asia and sent me these photos to drool over. Many thanks to Don for packing an AZW shirt along for the ride. The first is me on top of Sigiriya aka, Lion’s rock.  It was a king’s palace and fortress built in 495 AD.  Following the […]